We have compiled this page to give our visitors and customers access to some useful information about CD Replication and DVD Replication. Content is based on opinion only and should not be considered legal advice.
In your quest for a CD / DVD replication company to work on your project, you have no doubt been asked many questions concerning your project and the type of disc you need. "Aren't all discs the same?", you may wonder to yourself but as you have come to find out, there IS a difference between the disc used to manufacture duplicated orders and the discs used to manufacture replicated orders. We have put this page together in an effort to explain some of the differences, answer some of the questions you may have, and set aside some misconceptions about both types of disc mediums.
Replication is the standard used to make mass quantities of discs. A "glass master" of your information is made which in turn produces "stampers" which are used for injection molding the information onto CD or DVD foil. The information is then protected by layers of polycarbonate plastic. It is then lacquered, usually screened, and ultimately packaged. Because most of this process is automated, the cost per unit becomes factored in and very affordable on orders generally greater than 1000 or 2000 pieces. Until recently, almost all CD Replication and DVD Replication companies would only offer service of larger replication runs to their customers.
Both processes extract the information from your master source in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. Other than the way your disc is manufactured, the biggest noticeable difference between a replicated disc and a duplicated disc may be the way your disc is printed. This is usually due to the cost restraints associated with the method chosen to process the order.
It may surprise you to find out that in most cases the answer to this question is FALSE. DVDRs were invented for the storage of data, video, audio and more, despite the current compatibility issues with recordable DVDs. Audio CD-Rs were an offspring of the data CD. As with any technology, there are bugs and glitches to iron out when trying to mass-produce audio CD-Rs. In an effort to get product into the market place, many CD-R manufactures produced subpar product which had trouble loading audio and thus would keep your CD from "spinning up" in an audio only player.
Today's CD-Rs are manufactured under much stricter guidelines. It is true that there are still many inferior brands of CDRs and DVDRs saturating the market place, but by choosing a reputable duplication company which uses only professional equipment and high quality media, you are assured of receiving a quality product. At ProAction Media, we use only the best equipment and grade A media (proven to "spin up" in almost all circumstances) available to process your order.Your finished product is verified in our duplication equipment prior to leaving our factory and will match your master source completely. We guarantee it.
Duplication and CD DVD Replication both have their cost and quality advantages. ProAction media is proud to offer both services. Ultimately, it is the customer that must choose the best method to manufacture the project. Our sales associates are here to help you put a project together that both meets your quality demands and budget restrictions. We hope that reading this information has helped you make an informed decision about YOUR project and the way you will manufacture it.